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Geometry in Ancient Celtic World

 

 

 

The amazingly sophisticated geometry

of the Anglo Saxon and Celtic

'barbarian' enamelwork, jewellery and interlace easily equals or far outranks

anything the rest of the world produces.

 

The very boat in which the Redwaeld burial

took place demands a sophisticated

understanding of geometry

as practically applied to navigation and boats.

 

The great mansucripts produced

in the British monastic scriptoria

of the 7th -10th centuries

the animal art jewellery

are drawn on geometric principles.

 

Maybe looking at the layout lines

of the Book of Kells

(yes, drawn in Scotland, in Iona around 800, )

may realign  prejudices

and more realistically into appreciating

that many peoples

could use sophisticated geometry.

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